Doctor of Dietetics & Nutritional Sciences (DDNS)

Doctor of Dietetics & Nutritional Sciences (DDNS)


This doctorate program will provides a strong foundation in the biological and social sciences, with advanced coursework in metabolism, nutrition and foods. The academic coursework within the major includes University and College requirements (including General Nutrition, Therapeutic Nutrition, Dietetics dealing with Diseases, Nutrition in Sports, physiology, and Research based skill) and the last year of this doctorate program will be equivalent to professional practical skill PGDD (Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics) as this diploma is awarded after completion of 17 years of education.

Graduates of this major, with completion of the DDNS program, will be eligible to apply to supervise practice programs (accredited Dietetic Internships) in which students receive practical training in varied aspects of dietetic practice.

SEMESTER PLAN

Year 1 Semester 1

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Fundamental of Human Nutriton 4+0 None
DDxxx Principles of Food Sciences 3+0 None
DDxxx Basic Anatomy 4+0 None
DDxxx Cell Biology and Physiology –I 3+0 None
DDxxx English Comprehension-I 2+0 None
SS118 Pakistan Studies 2+0 None

Year 1 Semester 2

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Advanced Nutrton: Carbohydrates, Lipids 3+0 None
DDxxx Advanced Nutrton: Vitamins and Minerals 3+0 None
DDxxx Medical Biochemistry 3+0 None
DDxxx Cell Biology and Physiology –II 3+0 None
DDxxx English Comprehension-II 2+0 None
DDxxx Islamic Studies/ Ethics 2+0 None

Year 2 Semester 3

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Nutriton and life cycle 3+0 None
DDxxx Disease preventaion through nutriton 3+0 None
DDxxx Metabolic Endocrinology 3+0 None
DDxxx Food and Drug laws 2+0 None
DDxxx Fundementals of Microbilology 3+0 None
DDxxx Epidemology and Public Health 3+0 None

Year 2 Semester 4

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Dietetics-I 3+0 None
DDxxx Public Health Nutrition-I 3+0 None
DDxxx Behavioral and Social Sciences 3+0 None
DDxxx Meal Planning and Management 3+0 None
DDxxx Herbs, Food & Phytochemicals 3+0 None
DDxxx Drug-Nutrient Interactions 3+0 None

Year 3 Semester 5

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Dietetics-II 3+0 None
DDxxx Public Health Nutrition-II 3+0 None
DDxxx Statstcs for Scientist 3+0 None
DDxxx Communication Skill 2+0 None
DDxxx Proteomics and Nutrigenomics 3+0 None
DDxxx Food Toxicology and Additves 3+0 None

Year 3 Semester 6

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Advanced Clinical Nutrition 3+0 None
DDxxx Food Processing and Preservation 3+0 None
DDxxx Nutritonal Counseling and Diet Therapy 3+0 None
DDxxx Nutrition Invention Planning 3+0 None
DDxxx Sports Nutrition 3+0 None
DDxxx Sociocultural Aspects of Food 3+0 None

Year 4 Semester 7

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Nutrition Education 3+0 None
DDxxx Nutritional Assessment and Menu Planning 4+0 None
DDxxx Nutraceutricals and Functional Foods 3+0 None
DDxxx Recent Advances in Human Nutrition 3+0 None
DDxxx Computer Education and Nutritional Data base 4+0 None

Year 4 Semester 8

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Research Methodolgy 3+0 None
DDxxx Principles of Food Service 3+0 None
DDxxx Global Nutritional Issue 3+0 None
DDxxx Controversies in Field of Nutrition 3+0 None
DDxxx Community Nutrition 3+0 None

Year 5 Semester 10

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
Hospital Based Nutritional Practice 3+0 None
Log Book 3+0 None

Year 5 Semester 9

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
DDxxx Seminar 3+0 None
DDxxx Institutional Management 3+0 None
DDxxx Practical Nutritional Practices in Clinical care 3+0 None
DDxxx Nutritional Report Writing 4+0 None

LIST OF ELECTIVES

Students are required to take courses from this list.

Code Title CrHrs

List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.